Artlogues #2: Turning Dreams to Reality at The Esplanade


From Backstage to the Annexe: Turning Dreams to Reality at The Esplanade

*Due to the nature of the Series, priority registration will be given to aspiring arts managers under the age of 30.


How does a National Arts Centre create multiple points of access for youths from different backgrounds to encounter, experience and/or work in the arts?

Join Yvonne Tham, CEO-Designate of The Esplanade, as she shares insights on how youth engagement is a core element of leading Singapore’s national arts centre through changing conditions and challenges. This session aims to give a glimpse into the intricacies of youth engagement, from creating touchpoints for arts experiences, to crafting varied pathways to nurture artistic talent, and putting in place building-blocks for creative learning opportunities.

To encourage free and frank exchange, this session will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

About the Speaker

Yvonne is currently the CEO – Designate at The Esplanade Company Ltd, and will take on the role of CEO from current CEO Benson Puah from 1 August 2018, where she will be responsible for the overall management and programming direction of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Yvonne was the Assistant CEO of the Esplanade from 2014 – 2018, where she oversaw Esplanade’s strategic and social objectives as a performing arts centre for everyone.

Prior to joining the Esplanade in June 2014, Yvonne was the Deputy CEO at the National Arts Council (2010 – 2014), and the Director of Arts and Heritage Division at the then Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (now Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth) from 2002 – 2009.

Event Details
Registration will commence at 2.45 PM. Places are limited so do register online!

Presented by:
The Arts Management Collective (AMC), is an independent group of arts management students and alumni from Singapore Management University, under the mentorship of Dr Hoe Su Fern, which aims to enable, inspire and affirm future arts managers in working towards a career in the arts.

Artlogues is a series that aims to strengthen the arts literacy of aspiring arts managers. For 2018, the series will explore the manifold ways in which an artistic idea can be actualised into reality. This year, the series is supported and made possible by our venue partner, the Singapore Art Museum.

This year, the Series is supported and made possible by our venue partner, Singapore Art Museum.

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Sat May 19, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Workshop Space, SAM@8Q (Singapore Art Museum)
General Admission FULL
Venue Address
71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555 Singapore
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